Well not this obviously

[Update] More information has come to light, please check the bottom for full info.

Gaming being blamed for society’s ills is nothing new, every time someone does something stupid and also plays games it is the games that get blamed but has local mainstream media EWN gone too far and simply made up news to try and garner attention?

It came to light when someone forwarded me a link yesterday to an article on EWN with the headline “GTA Glenvista” with the URL http://ewn.co.za/2013/09/26/Video-games-responsible-for-violence.

The article written by Craig Wynn and Govan Whittles goes on to state

“Eyewitness News last week exposed the incident in which a pupil was caught on camera beating up his teacher and later hitting him with a chair and a broom.

In the video, his classmates can be heard encouraging him and making reference to the age restricted video game Grand Theft Auto more commonly known as GTA.”  (emphasis mine)

Now they didn’t have the video in question embedded on the page so I went searching for it and found it.

Now it’s a disgusting video of a small brat abusing his teacher who amazingly kept his cool. But what’s incredible is that not once do you hear any reference to GTA in this video. Maybe this is a trimmed video and the GTA reference was removed for some reason but right now I can’t find any GTA reference at all.

But that’s not all, the article then goes on to quote renowned educational psychologist, Tshepiso Matentjie, saying the following

“Players gain points when they perpetrate very serious violent acts. If you kill a woman with your bare hands you get points. They also get points for raping a woman.”

Which is yet another blatant lie as you simply cannot rape anyone in Grand Theft Auto, let alone get points for doing so. It horrifies me that someone with a Masters degree who has worked in collaboration with the Oprah school, many facets of government and is the resident psychologist on 3-Talk with Noeleen is happy to blatantly lie to the media or happy to make statements to the media that she obviously does not know enough about.

The story then goes further to quote NAG journalist Dane Remendes who states

“I would say it’s definitely one of the more violent games. You’re effectively playing the role of a gangster or a criminal. It’s not always the retailers who are responsible because younger kids opt for pirated copies as they don’t have money to spend.”

Which is all good and well but apparently Dane never said that to EWN and they are simply cherry picking comments from other interviews that he has performed. Now granted there really isn’t much wrong with that but it does call into question whether the psychologist said what she said seeing as the students didn’t seem to mention GTA at all either.

If the EWN journalists wanted to blame a video game they should have picked Bully as that could actually be believable, but I guess that would have taken some investigation and that would take too long.

I have asked EWN and Tshepiso Matentjie for a comment and I will update this article if that is forthcoming.

[Update] So the editor of EWN has come back to me and has provided a link to another version of the above video. In it you can clear here the boys talking about GTA right at the end of the video. Why this was cut out of the YouTube one is beyond me and it is something we as gamers need to pay attention to. 

I have also received confirmation from EWN and Dane that they did in fact talk to each other. 

I hate being wrong but I am definitely man enough to admit to it. I apologise to EWN for insinuating the GTA link was not correct. 

They have however admitted that the psychologists statement was incorrect and will be fixing that.

Last Updated: September 27, 2013

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153 Comments

  1. SaintsRowNigri

    September 27, 2013 at 10:36

    Sigh… Oh Gods. Here we go again. Reading article now…

    Reply

  2. That Happy Twit

    September 27, 2013 at 10:38

    OPEN THE FLOOD GATES!!!!!

    Reply

  3. Tarisma

    September 27, 2013 at 10:38

    I blame bowling and rock music

    Reply

    • SaintsRowNigri

      September 27, 2013 at 10:42

      I blame Christian Death Metal
      (Not really, but seeing as we are playing silly buggers again, I thought I’d throw that out there. Mortification is/was a great band. Honestly)

      Reply

      • Tarisma

        September 27, 2013 at 10:43

        yes evil christian death metal, apparently if you play the record backwards it tells you to beat teachers with brooms.

        Reply

        • SaintsRowNigri

          September 27, 2013 at 10:48

          No. Sorry. It tells you NOT to have premarital sex, and it programs your sub conscious to make you pray more!

          Reply

          • Tarisma

            September 27, 2013 at 10:48

            Musta been the meth messing with my brain then

          • SaintsRowNigri

            September 27, 2013 at 10:49

            Yes. Must have been that…

          • Ultimo_Cleric N7

            September 27, 2013 at 10:50

            How DARE they make want to be a better person!

      • Ultimo_Cleric N7

        September 27, 2013 at 10:48

        Can I just say that this band is awesome. Think they actually have a song called “Burn Satan Burn”
        Win.

        Reply

        • SaintsRowNigri

          September 27, 2013 at 10:50

          Burn was actually Vengeance Rising! Oh my sweet word Cleric! Man, you just gave me goose bumps! Until his ‘demise’ Roger Martinez was just awesome!

          Reply

          • Ultimo_Cleric N7

            September 27, 2013 at 11:00

            Such a good song!
            Epic Christian Metal band – Decypher Down. So good.

          • SaintsRowNigri

            September 27, 2013 at 11:08

            I missed them. Bride was/is an all time fav of mine, as is One Bad Pig, Deliverance and Tourniquet. Not to forget legends like Bloodgood and Whitecross. Oh, and Rez/Ressurection Band. Where Roses Grow just friggin gets me every time… I am finding iTunes to be a bit of a (excuse the pun) godsend at the moment. The old stuff I’m finding on there is amazing.
            Oh, and I forgot to mention Stryper. Who can forget To Hell with the Devil?

          • Ultimo_Cleric N7

            September 27, 2013 at 11:27

            You win at life . So glad I have found someone who know these bands!!!!

          • SaintsRowNigri

            September 27, 2013 at 11:36

            Thanks. Though I am not the biggest Christian around anymore (who knew?) the bands I mentioned embodies timeless greats like no ‘secular’ band can. Twenty years down the line and Carry “Kosher” Womack and the rest of One Bad Pig belting out “I Scream Sunday” still moves me to tears…

          • xANONx

            September 27, 2013 at 12:29

            Living Sacrifice! Demon Hunter! Zao!

            Wow so many good memories!

  4. Admiral Chief of Rivia

    September 27, 2013 at 10:38

    TAKE THEM DOWN GAV!!!

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      September 27, 2013 at 10:42

      It’s so easy he could do it on his tea break.

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief of Rivia

        September 27, 2013 at 10:44

        LOL misread as teabag.

        TEABAG THEM GAV!!!

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          September 27, 2013 at 10:46

          Bwahahaha

          Reply

        • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

          September 27, 2013 at 10:50

          WINNA

          Reply

  5. Tarisma

    September 27, 2013 at 10:38

    Is this the FFD article? lol 🙂

    Reply

  6. Admiral Chief of Rivia

    September 27, 2013 at 10:39

    I blame Disney for buying Lucasarts. I WANNA RAAAAAAAAAAAAAGE

    Reply

    • SaintsRowNigri

      September 27, 2013 at 10:43

      Well, wait with the rage. Maybe we will still see Jar-Jar replaced by Goofy

      Reply

      • Ultimo_Cleric N7

        September 27, 2013 at 10:51

        Please dont ever mention Jar Jar again. Ever.
        EVER.

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief of Rivia

          September 27, 2013 at 10:53

          Yousa no liken himsa?

          Reply

          • Ultimo_Cleric N7

            September 27, 2013 at 11:00

            I will cut you boy!

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 27, 2013 at 11:02

            Mesa no liken thees

          • GalacticLordCaptainAwesomeness

            September 27, 2013 at 11:07

            Imagine trying to understand an argument between Jar Jar and Yoda….

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 27, 2013 at 11:07

            Yoda won’t argue

          • GalacticLordCaptainAwesomeness

            September 27, 2013 at 11:13

            To quote Qui-Gon Jinn: The ability to speak does not make you intelligent.
            I am shocked less and less on a daily base by the poor level of news reporting in General in SA (LG is EXCLUDED from that list)
            What has become of researching facts? having Integrity? or does sensationalism sell, and as such, that is all that matters…

          • GalacticLordCaptainAwesomeness

            September 27, 2013 at 11:14

            Meesa no understand you sa..

          • That Happy Twit

            September 27, 2013 at 11:04

            Shit is about to get real!
            XD

          • GalacticLordCaptainAwesomeness

            September 27, 2013 at 11:16

            you sa soo aangry, mesa no likey you

        • SaintsRowNigri

          September 27, 2013 at 10:54

          Well, if they had Goofy to begin with, we would not have been so traumatized by the whole thing. After Revenge of the Sith, when Queen Amidalla gave Jar-Jar the vote, I sided with the empire there and then. Clearly the galaxy needed to be rid of her stupidity

          Reply

  7. Ultimo_Cleric N7

    September 27, 2013 at 10:39

    Unbelieveable…….I really have had enough of this bull…..The US and UK blame game is bad enough, BUT SA ‘professionals’ blaming games for the state of our youth in SA IS AN ABSOLUTE JOKE!!!!!!
    My girlfriend is a teacher, so let me tell you that the education system in SA is currently the worst its ever been, add to the fact that kids in this country are not allowed to be touched, even when they do what this kid did above.
    Yes EWN, blame GAMES for the fact that the ANC/ AIDS/ Unemployment/Inflation/Unions have destroyed our youth. Well done??
    Assclowns……

    Reply

  8. Hammersteyn

    September 27, 2013 at 10:40

    1. Have never even heard of Eyewitness News. Now I know why.
    2. In the description of the video in never mentions GTA once.
    3. If GTA was mentioned and the kid did play it the parents should be held accountable as well
    as the child if they want to go down that road.
    4. The game came out two days before this video was uploaded. Are you telling me he went full retard in two days?
    It’s like Samuel L Jackson explains :

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief of Rivia

      September 27, 2013 at 10:43

      BEST VIDEO!!!!!!

      Reply

      • TiMsTeR1033

        September 27, 2013 at 10:44

        That kid has no respect! Times like these wish for the old days.

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          September 27, 2013 at 10:48

          Moer the child. Don’t try and convince me you can use psychology or words to discipline a ten year old.

          Reply

          • GalacticLordCaptainAwesomeness

            September 27, 2013 at 10:50

            Agreed… Besides the occasional twitch, and voices, I am perfectly normal, and I was as the correct Afrikaans word describes (Donnered) as a kid.

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 27, 2013 at 10:54

            Best times in school was that

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 27, 2013 at 11:01

            It worked though!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 27, 2013 at 10:50

            That kid was 15 in grade 8. I would take away all his stuff if I was the parent.

          • Rincethis

            September 27, 2013 at 11:54

            Agreed, I was bashed when I misbehaved as a kid, and other my the unusual tenancy to kick puppies, I am FINE!

      • Hammersteyn

        September 27, 2013 at 10:44

        I want a wallet like that.

        Reply

        • GalacticLordCaptainAwesomeness

          September 27, 2013 at 10:59

          Hells Yes. Wonder if we can get some made

          Reply

          • Hammersteyn

            September 27, 2013 at 11:09

            With a LG logo on the other side?

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 27, 2013 at 11:13

            I’d rather have Lagz logo, LG is kak brand 😛

          • GalacticLordCaptainAwesomeness

            September 27, 2013 at 11:16

            Indeed… just imagine that wallet…

          • Hammersteyn

            September 27, 2013 at 11:19

            Haha point taken.

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 27, 2013 at 11:20

            XD

          • HvR

            September 27, 2013 at 14:49

            LG parts, Samsung parts ALL MADE IN CHINA.

            *Hits flickering LG screen with spanner*

    • Tarisma

      September 27, 2013 at 10:48

      such win

      Reply

    • CaptainNemo42

      September 27, 2013 at 11:00

      This video should be shared with the world of parents.

      Reply

    • Umar Jaeger

      September 27, 2013 at 11:02

      My son was attacked by a shark because he saw Deep Blue Sea…OMG CLASSIC!!!!

      Reply

      • TiMsTeR1033

        September 27, 2013 at 11:03

        Would be Deep blue sea, kids of today don’t know Jaws! hehehe

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          September 27, 2013 at 11:03

          Samuel wasn’t in Jaws.

          Reply

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 27, 2013 at 11:05

            I don’t got no sound at work so I didn’t hear, gonna use my phone and listen

          • Unavengedavo (aka. Frik)

            September 27, 2013 at 12:26

            “I’m so sick of these mother fucking sharks in this mother fucking ocean” 😛

          • Hammersteyn

            September 27, 2013 at 14:11

            That would be classic.

    • Rincethis

      September 27, 2013 at 11:53

      You just won the internet today son!

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        September 27, 2013 at 12:21

        😉

        Reply

        • Rincethis

          September 27, 2013 at 12:22

          Still have to beat 55 thumbs up 😉

          Reply

          • Hammersteyn

            September 27, 2013 at 12:25

            Are there that many people left on the comments section?

          • Rincethis

            September 27, 2013 at 12:26

            HAHA! There once was man, there once was 😉

          • Hammersteyn

            September 27, 2013 at 14:12

            Just kidding though, competition time the people come out of the woodwork. Which article was it that got 55?

          • Rincethis

            September 27, 2013 at 15:07

            I can’t remember actually, it was last year.

    • Sargon

      September 27, 2013 at 13:45

      Awesome video.

      Reply

    • Lupus

      September 27, 2013 at 16:12

      There have been other versions of Grand Theft auto for over 16 years, it doesn’t have to refer to the new one. Also that link does cut off the last bit where some kid is talking about GTA

      Reply

  9. Tarisma

    September 27, 2013 at 10:40

    Ok I’m not an expert in things like this but is it easy to pirate for the xbox and PS3?

    Aren’t the master race the pirates?

    Reply

    • TiMsTeR1033

      September 27, 2013 at 10:43

      Can mod chIp both easily..

      Reply

      • Tarisma

        September 27, 2013 at 10:44

        Ahhh ok so its not as difficult as I thought

        Reply

    • Admiral Chief of Rivia

      September 27, 2013 at 10:44

      If you pirate you lose your master race card

      Reply

      • Bob the Zealot

        September 27, 2013 at 10:55

        But Admiral, you were the Chief Pirate a few days ago 🙂

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief of Rivia

          September 27, 2013 at 11:01

          If you pirate games, buccaneerin’ be another thing matey

          Reply

  10. Hammersteyn

    September 27, 2013 at 10:45

    I saw a Miley Cyrus video where she was riding a wrecking ball. I’m suing because I tried to do the same and broke both my legs. I wonder if EWN will run with this story?

    Reply

  11. TiMsTeR1033

    September 27, 2013 at 10:49

    What Pisses me off is how SO MANY people say “Gta made person do this” I mean flipping hell!

    To you Tshepiso Matentjie, GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT!! No raping whatsoever! Grand Theft Auto games are targeted for Adults and If people wanna buy their kids the game and not see the clear 18 rated logo then don’t be surprised if bad behaviour occurs. The truth is I have seen younger than 18 kids play Gta games and be perfectly fine in society. Its all about upbringing and something seldom seen these days… It’s called RESPECT!

    I mean what’s next PETA gonna say something too… Some people I tell you.

    Reply

    • GalacticLordCaptainAwesomeness

      September 27, 2013 at 10:58

      Did Someone say Respect?

      Reply

  12. Sean Potgieter

    September 27, 2013 at 10:54

    But…but…A person with a master’s degree said it! So it must be true. People with the highest levels of education are the most trustworthy and would never lie. Didn’t you know??? Pfffft

    Reply

  13. Rincethis

    September 27, 2013 at 10:55

    RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAG!

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief of Rivia

      September 27, 2013 at 11:01

      +E?

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        September 27, 2013 at 11:03

        He’s(she’s) on the rag?

        Reply

        • Rincethis

          September 27, 2013 at 11:17

          0-O You think I are woman?

          Reply

          • Hammersteyn

            September 27, 2013 at 11:19

            You said rag 😛

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 27, 2013 at 11:25

            Clean my Kitchen! with that Rag!! My new maid Rincethis! “She is Spanish kids!, Not to close….”

          • Rincethis

            September 27, 2013 at 11:41

            0-O

    • Umar Jaeger

      September 27, 2013 at 11:22

      I need a rag to wipe this sweat of rage YO!!!!!

      Reply

    • Umar Jaeger

      September 27, 2013 at 11:22

      do-rag

      Reply

    • Umar Jaeger

      September 27, 2013 at 11:22

      ragdoll physics!

      Reply

      • Rincethis

        September 27, 2013 at 11:41

        hahaha!

        Reply

  14. Johan Fourie

    September 27, 2013 at 10:55

    Before the time of video games, I usually played a game of chess and then went off for some murderin’ rapin’.

    Reply

    • Grant Hancock

      September 27, 2013 at 10:56

      Queen takes E4 Muthafuckaahhh !!

      Reply

      • Johan Fourie

        September 27, 2013 at 10:57

        *stabs you in the neck* Sorry ’bout that. Chess makes me violent.

        Reply

    • Rincethis

      September 27, 2013 at 11:00

      Scrabbled did that to me. I’d ask a friend to make up a real word using ‘Z Z Z Z X X Q Q V V’ and when they got it would, I would have to kill them…

      Reply

  15. Rincethis

    September 27, 2013 at 10:56

    Gavin, open a petition to these people stating they need to retract in public the blatant fucking lies they are perpetuating! And at the same time, say some inflammatory shit about the MSSA 🙂

    Reply

  16. Lardus-Resident Perve

    September 27, 2013 at 11:00

    O my GOODNESS! Seriously?? A psycho is a psycho – no game is going to change that!!!!

    http://d24w6bsrhbeh9d.cloudfront.net/photo/aVOMGjM_700b.jpg

    Going now, but will cast my vote for best ION to Wednesday. Will make inappropriate comments on the ION for today when (if) I get home. Enjoy peoples of LG land!!!

    Reply

    • ElNicko

      September 27, 2013 at 11:04

      Enjoy the T & A dude !!

      Reply

  17. Umar Jaeger

    September 27, 2013 at 11:03

    You get points for raping women? Uhmm bitch, GTA doesn’t have points

    Reply

    • TiMsTeR1033

      September 27, 2013 at 11:04

      I mean the crap they say… Sure they live on tick tacks!

      Reply

      • Umar Jaeger

        September 27, 2013 at 11:08

        Yeah, ignorance is bliss to these people

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    • Hammersteyn

      September 27, 2013 at 11:04

      The very first GTA did, maybe he used that game as a reference?

      Reply

      • TiMsTeR1033

        September 27, 2013 at 11:04

        For Raping! I doubt that man!

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        • Hammersteyn

          September 27, 2013 at 11:08

          No but there were points, the rest he made up obviously. Or maybe he thinks Hotline Miami is GTA?

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          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 27, 2013 at 11:09

            If that’s what he thinks god help him!

        • Zubayr Bhyat

          September 27, 2013 at 11:19

          I’m pretty sure there was a cannibalism event that happened in game but rape no. I actually wrote on this and was corrected.

          Reply

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 27, 2013 at 11:21

            I haven’t seen it yet, So to me it doesn’t exist. lol

          • Zubayr Bhyat

            September 27, 2013 at 11:30

            Ag ya it’s sensationalist crap. I expressed by disdain 😛

      • Umar Jaeger

        September 27, 2013 at 11:07

        Lol ahh He probably thinks all games has points then if he using that the first GTA as a reference.
        “The Last of Us… Players get points for stabbing a deranged person in the neck”

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  18. MacDoodle

    September 27, 2013 at 11:03

    This is why I would be a kak teacher, firstly I play violent video games like GTA and secondly I’d of mopped the floor with that kids face

    Reply

    • TiMsTeR1033

      September 27, 2013 at 11:08

      I can picture it now….

      Reply

      • Circuitflow

        September 27, 2013 at 12:30

        oooh can i play this game…since i play violent games i might as well be violent!…We can called it Grand Theft “Fokken skiet hom”

        Reply

    • Circuitflow

      September 27, 2013 at 12:27

      yeah, a kid like that should be knocked the fuck OUT! Then go to his parents and bitch slap them too!

      Reply

      • MacDoodle

        September 27, 2013 at 12:34

        Dude tag team?

        Reply

  19. FreddyBear

    September 27, 2013 at 11:09

    “It horrifies me that someone with a Masters degree who has worked in collaboration with the Oprah school, many facets of government and is the resident psychologist on 3-Talk with Noeleen is happy to blatantly lie to the media or happy to make statements to the media that she obviously does not know enough about.”

    Still not qualified to make comments related to psychology…. 😛

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  20. Yep you are wrong! Shush

    September 27, 2013 at 11:09

    That’s a real shame instead of looking at, maybe the torture scene from GTA (rather than fictitious sexual assault game play), and commenting on that. Also look at what happened with the outcry in regards to Hotline Miami’s “rape” scene. And probably most importantly look at why and how these young kids are getting their hands on these games – it’s the parents (and I use parent in the loosest possible terms, cause you fuckers ain’t no parents). All you got to be, as a news station is balanced and fair…. imo

    Reply

  21. Umar Jaeger

    September 27, 2013 at 11:09

    So I guess pedophiles blame Barney because he likes hugging children?

    Reply

    • TiMsTeR1033

      September 27, 2013 at 11:12

      I just had too.

      Reply

      • oVg

        September 27, 2013 at 12:01

        BWAHAHAHAHA

        Reply

  22. HvR

    September 27, 2013 at 11:14

    The GTA reference is being bleeped out with the swearing, the collaborators say twice in the end of the of the video:
    “This is so fucking GTA!”

    Rest of your points are so valid.

    What is also never referenced in nay articles (although also hearsay just as the kid is playing GTA ) is that the kid has been having drug and aggression issues since PRIMARY SCHOOL and that his parents do not give a fuck and that GlenVista is a gomgat school filed with gangster with the school having no control over the kids.

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief of Rivia

      September 27, 2013 at 11:14

      lulz @ gomgat school

      Reply

  23. oVg

    September 27, 2013 at 11:17

    What the Liberal MUPPETS do not realise is that the Houser Brothers have relied on negative publicity to garner HUGE FUCK OFF HUGE SALES since the 90s.

    KEEP FEEDING THE FIRE YOU LAYMEN ASSHATS. Go FOXNEWS go FOXNEWS go.

    We need that other ass monkey Jack Thompson to market the game for free like he used to. The HOT COFFEE scandal made them recall all CDs from reatailers but because of that, the game sold like CRACK COCAINE.

    Very clever marketing. Place the Cookie jar on the fridge and the kids will want it even more.

    Reply

    • TiMsTeR1033

      September 27, 2013 at 11:23

      If that’s the case soon Gta v will be most sold game in history…. Until Gta 6 comes out that is.

      Reply

      • oVg

        September 27, 2013 at 11:30

        Will not be long until FOX news blame GTA for the second world war.

        Reply

  24. Jimmy

    September 27, 2013 at 11:18

    I performed so many taxi missions in GTA 4 in hi jacked taxi’s in order to earn money that now I can’t go near the Bree street taxi rank without pulling some helpless taxi driver out his taxi and picking up passengers the rest of the afternoon. Although it is better than the other quirk I got from Sim City, I spent years trying to build a new town outside of Brakpan. It was a good plan but funding was an issue.

    Reply

    • TiMsTeR1033

      September 27, 2013 at 11:26

      I have noticed people tend to jump out of taxis when hijacked in Gta v far too much!

      Reply

  25. ElNicko

    September 27, 2013 at 11:26

    FFS – EWN is turning into Fox news with this Sensationalist BULLLSHIT article….

    Reply

  26. Biza-B

    September 27, 2013 at 11:40

    What about movies? what about music? Why does the blame always fall on games?

    Reply

    • HvR

      September 27, 2013 at 11:49

      What about the good for nothing parents that should be fixed as to not spawn more of these hooligans.

      Reply

    • HeniQpotter

      September 27, 2013 at 12:10

      Because they blamed it on Dancing in the 60’s – 70’s, on Music in the 70’s – 80’s, on HIV in the 80’s – 90’s, so there is nothing else to blame but games. Because its new… Oh and its there JOB to find/think up sensationalistic crap like this.

      Reply

    • Brady miaau

      September 27, 2013 at 12:42

      What about cartoons?

      Reply

  27. loftie

    September 27, 2013 at 11:40

    fack EWN and Tshepiso Matentjie, fack them all san andreas.

    Reply

  28. HeniQpotter

    September 27, 2013 at 11:48

    Bunch of idiots, I had a teacher that threw a broom at a child when I was in school (1993), there was no GTA back then, what was the excuse [then]? Just people acting stupid.

    Reply

    • Brady miaau

      September 27, 2013 at 12:42

      Heavy metal? Deviant Teachers BBS portal?

      Reply

  29. Tero

    September 27, 2013 at 11:58

    Lol people always look for something or someone else to blame. That kid needs a damn massive hiding, straight up.

    Reply

  30. Wyzak

    September 27, 2013 at 12:16

    I’m not a huge fan of the recent versions of the GTA series (the bad language is too much for me), but this fabrication of news is simply not on.

    Reply

    • Gavin Mannion

      September 27, 2013 at 12:58

      I agree with you on the bad language… the game besides that is superb though

      Reply

      • Brady miaau

        September 27, 2013 at 13:00

        Yeah, I am struggling with that, to be honest

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      • Wyzak

        September 27, 2013 at 14:04

        Yeah I see that it has enormous potential. If not for the issue above I would really have considered picking it up if it comes to PC.

        Reply

  31. Rock789

    September 27, 2013 at 12:20

    Um… EWN weren’t sponsored by a certain British CNN host, perhaps? Coz the EWN article sounds an awful lot like the jump-to-conclusions story a few weeks ago about a poor gran being shot by an 8 year old and GTA was blamed…

    The ‘blame-games’ articles really are disturbing. Why? Coz people miss the obvious issue at hand – the kids doing things that kids their age shouldn’t. And yet the people who have the biggest influence over them, their parents, seem to be the last to be blamed.

    When I was a kid (80’s and 90’s), it was music and television that were blamed for kids misbehaving. Before that, it was underage drinking (although that still gets brought up from time to time – less so nowadays, I’ve noticed). Yet never have I read a ‘Rubbish parents responsible for kids serial killer tendencies’ article. I’m not saying parents are totally to blame, but they gotta bear some of the responsibility.

    Heck, I grew up with ‘violent’ games, for want of a better word. Duke 3D, Wolfenstein 3D, Mortal Kombat… These types of games defined my childhood. And they got more explicit as I grew up. I would hate to have to tally up how many AI characters (alien, people, animals, nazis, zombies, etc.) I’ve shot and killed in my lifetime – it’s probably in the tens-to-hundreds-of-million. But I don’t run around “playing Dexter in real life” because of it! I had a great childhood with awesome parents – they guided me, taught me right from wrong and that is now the bedrock of my psyche… So why blame games now?

    Anywho, Friday rant over… Who’s for some GTA?! 🙂

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      September 27, 2013 at 13:46

      It’s all based on that stupid notion that all people are good & pure and society is a terrible corrupting influence. Therefore people are not responsible for their poor decisions or actions, the influence of society is the cause.

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  32. Devourer of Small Bunnies

    September 27, 2013 at 12:33

    Oh my freaking hat. hasnt this train burnt down yet? #sighzor

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  33. Unavengedavo (aka. Frik)

    September 27, 2013 at 12:36

    I followed this story on 702 and this happened more than a week ago, so how can they now all of a sudden blame it on a video game? Not once before did any of the reporters mention it, until GTA got released.?

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  34. Alex [SS] PsyChoPanthis

    September 27, 2013 at 13:10

    In the original video that was released shortly after it happened, the guy filming mentioned GTA then laughing about it.

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  35. Weanerdog

    September 27, 2013 at 13:21

    In Cape Town alone we have 1600 murders a year, countless rapes, robberies etc etc. And this is broadcast to our homes daily by news broadcasters, I therefore conclude that it is EY news themselves who are responsible.

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  36. A 2 Brute?

    September 27, 2013 at 13:22

  37. Uberutang

    September 27, 2013 at 13:58

    Please sponsor http://www.matentjie.co.za/ a copy of a GTA game.

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  38. HeniQpotter

    September 27, 2013 at 14:03

    Still no proof that the little twat owns a copy (legal or not) of or even played GTA. Still a bunch of bull shit.

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  39. SlayerGP

    September 27, 2013 at 14:30

    It’s good that you’ve received feedback from them on the video, but why is there no feedback about the blatant lie that they’ve quoted from that child psychologist??? That is the real problem for me here…

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  40. Unavengedavo (aka. Frik)

    September 27, 2013 at 15:02

    Seems like they removed the article completely instead of just fixing it 😛

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  41. Paul Fouche

    September 27, 2013 at 15:47

    hahah! this is pathetic that video is all south african,.. i saw some afrikaaners making funny comments and i laughed, i feel sorry for that kid. cause if he is seen by that teachers family outside of school he is gonna get one hell of a hiding … and i actually dont feel sorry for him anymore hahaha! hope he gets his ASS WHOOPED

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  42. Rincethis

    September 27, 2013 at 16:04

    Nice one Gavin. Admit when you are wrong, and stick to your grounds until prove you are. Good boy, it’s why I come back here.

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  43. Devourer of Small Bunnies

    September 27, 2013 at 18:09

    That lighty needs a bloody hiding IMO. The okes filming are assholes too. Bloody disgusting.

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